disconsolation

disconsolate

[dis-kon-suh-lit]
adjective
1.
without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable: Loss of her pet dog made her disconsolate.
2.
characterized by or causing dejection; cheerless; gloomy: disconsolate prospects.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, equivalent to Latin dis- dis-1 + consōlātus consoled, past participle of consōlārī to console; see -ate1

disconsolately, adverb
disconsolation [dis-kon-suh-ley-shuhn] , disconsolateness, noun


1. heartbroken, dejected. 1, 2. sad, melancholy, sorrowful, miserable. See desolate.
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disconsolate (dɪsˈkɒnsəlɪt)
 
adj
1.  sad beyond comfort; inconsolable
2.  disappointed; dejected
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, from dis-1 + consōlātus comforted; see console1]
 
dis'consolately
 
adv
 
dis'consolateness
 
n
 
disconso'lation
 
n

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disconsolate
late 14c., from M.L. disconsolatus "comfortless," from L. dis- "away" + consolatus, pp. of consolari (see console (v.)). Related: Disconsolately.
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